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A funny good neighbor policy

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else

A funny good neighbor policy

My friends and family know all about my neighbor woes in France. In case you’re new here, my neighbors pretty much keep to themselves. In fact, the people right next door moved without evening mentioning it. We found out when the movers asked us to move our car at 7 a.m. so the truck would have space to load up in front of our house. I’ve also mentioned that when we moved into our house 3 years ago, I went next door to a family with kids to introduce myself and brought some homemade cupcakes for them. The mother looked horrified as if I had a plate of bloody cow brains. We’ve never said more than a bonjour to each other since. So long story short, I haven’t had much luck in getting to know my neighbors. I’m not looking to be best friends with everyone in a 2-mile radius, but I think there’s value in knowing people’s names and being friendly.

OK, now that you know the neighbor situation, you’ll understand why I found this “good neighbor” policy so funny. You see, a family member was searching for an apartment to rent in South Florida and came across a very interesting link on one property management’s website. Not only would something worded like that never work in France, but it even left me scratching my head!

Let’s read it together!

When a dog walks toward an oncoming bus…

Written by Diane. Posted in on life in France, Uncategorized

The other day, Dagny and I were out for one of our many walks around the neighborhood and came across a little unleashed dog in the middle of the road who seemed to be alone. As we crossed a busy street to get closer to this dog on a nearby side street, I realized he was walking briskly right into the path of an oncoming bus that was barreling down the avenue. I scrambled trying to think how I can best get him out of harm’s way right when a voice called, “Fifi!! Come!” from behind one of the vehicles on the side street. Crisis averted, I thought. Sort of…

What happened next?? GO!

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